608-877-9086 info@three-gaits.org

Volunteer

Make a difference in someone’s life…..VOLUNTEER!!

Therapeutic horseback riding uses:

  • the warmth and movement of the horse to stretch and strengthen muscles
  • the motivation that comes with a fun activity to encourage concentration and decision-making
  • the relationship with the horse and volunteers to improve communication skills and boost self-esteem in children and adults with disabilities

Volunteers help in lessons by:

  • leading horses or walking beside riders during lessons to give encouragement or physical support if needed.
  • getting horses ready for lessons and helping close the barn after lessons

Volunteers have as much fun as riders when they:

  • commit to one or two classes per week for a term (6 weeks)
  • volunteer with a friend or family member

We also rely on volunteers for:

  • Farm and horse care, and chores for those with experience
  • Sprucing up – planting flowers, painting and cleaning
  • Special events – Horse shows, fundraising events, etc.
  • Hay – help us out for a few hours stacking delivered hay

How to Become a Volunteer

  • Step One:  Decide how you’d like to get involved. Are you interested in volunteering in the regular therapeutic riding lessons? Are you interested in becoming a board member/fundraising? Would you be willing to help out around the facility? Or does your schedule work best for becoming a “sub” or special events volunteer?
  • Step Two:  Decide how much time you’d be willing to commit to our program. What does your schedule allow?
  • Step Three:  Fill out the Volunteer Application Form to let us know your interests.
  • Step Four: Mail your form to PO Box 153, Oregon WI 53575
  • Step Five:  Email info@three-gaits.org to set up a tour, start training and start volunteering.

Contact the Executive Director, Lauren Cnare, at 608-877-9086 or info@three-gaits.org with any questions about volunteering.